Multiple communication technologies are needed by connected vehicle applications of today to produce a safer mobility experience. Pedestrians and bikers can use their cell phones to communicate with cars and steer clear of collisions thanks to long-range communications technologies like 4G or 5G. Short-range, direct communications like C-V2X between vehicles and the infrastructure assist avoid collisions and risky situations like speeding in school zones, running red lights, and bus stop arm violations.
Automotive safety technology is developing quickly, yet there are still problems. For instance, cameras are now standard equipment on automobiles, and their job is to detect risks and, if necessary, apply the brakes right away. The last thing you would want, though, is for a plastic bag to fly across the road and cause your automobile to suddenly stop. Cones in work zones are currently invisible to some new car cameras.
The impact of auto accidents on our economy, way of life, and safety has been enormous. It is now obvious that a solution is required. Making cars safer would result in fewer accidents, fatalities, and financial losses. Numerous technological firms are taking action to transform the sector in response to this need. In order to promote safety and reduce the number of accidents and collisions by reducing distractions, electronic and car businesses are linking the use of cellphones in a vehicle. Companies do this in an effort to incorporate smartphone features into automobiles, preventing driver distraction from using a phone while operating a car.
Here are a few examples of how technology is enhancing transportation safety, along with some implications:
1. Android Auto
The Android Auto system makes use of a dashboard display to let the driver maintain a fixed gaze on the road while yet having access to all of his smartphone’s features. Without taking his eyes off the road, the driver can make and receive calls, send and receive texts, and use Google Maps. The driver may always keep his hands on the wheel and his eyes on the road by using the dashboard to communicate and navigate rather than his phone. The entire system is touch-free, which is even better. Through its audio system, Android Auto allows for two-way conversational communication with the driver.
2. Apple CarPlay
Apple Car Play has emerged as one of the most well-liked recent advancements in auto safety. Apple CarPlay focuses on letting customers to conveniently and safely use the functionalities without posing an increased risk on the road, much like the Android Auto system does in some respects. Audio commands can also be sent to the car’s control system via Apple Car Play. Apple CarPlay, in contrast to the Android version, only employs voice commands for testing, navigation, phone calls, and a few other simple apps. The way Android differs is that it offers additional voice command and functionality possibilities. However, proponents of Apple think that having more isn’t necessarily better.
3. Implications and Stipulations of Car Audio Technology
While both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide hope for the safety of our roads, both have their stipulations and potential issues. With both systems, the audio commands are not tuned perfectly. In some cases, it is possible that you will say one thing and the system will interpret you saying something else. This could cause frustration or otherwise cause you to take your eyes off the road. The other concern is that while Apple and Google’s system help the driver keep their hands and eyes on the road, they do not necessarily keep the driver’s focus on the road. Since the driver will be engaged with these new systems, their focus will be on operating the system to perform a desired function.
The development of a nation’s economy depends critically on its transportation infrastructure. A better quality of life and higher standard of living may result from economic growth that is anticipated as the efficiency of the transportation system increases.